USA's "worst week yet" in COVID-19

The pace is alarming, by any measure. Even with reduced death rate, the sheer numbers overwhelm healthcare workers and hospitals -- and devastate families.

Too much news to hold onto until Monday. US rates are climbing sharply — almost everywhere. Hospitalization rates are up nearly 50% from earlier this month. If we follow what Europe has seen, US cases will keep growing faster. And, even with improved management of COVID-19 patients, the number of deaths is virtually assured to climb sharply — likely reaching the forecast 300K+ deaths by late December.

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